Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A few months ago, I read "The Middle Place" by Kelly Corrigan.
I think about the following quote all the time. The author speaking of her father:
"I think people like him because his default setting is open delight. He’s prepared to be wowed—by your humor, your smarts, your white smile, even your handshake—guaranteed, something you do is going to thrill him. Something is going to make him shake his head afterward, in disbelief, and say to me, “Lovey, what a guy!” or “Lovey, isn’t she terrific?” People walk away from him feeling like they’re on their game, even if they suspect that he put them there."
I want my default setting to be open delight.